We wanted to take this moment, in the midst of what has been an extremely difficult few days, to thank all of our blog visitors for their overwhelming support. We have been quite literally inundated with comments from people from across the UK – and further afield – who have been glued to our falcon cam and blog since the weekend’s terrible storms.
Many of you have been providing an ongoing record of events as they unfold in the nest box and people have been asking many questions relating to the birds’ health, habits and environment. Please bear with us, we publish comments to the blog as quickly as possible, but obviously can’t respond directly to each and every one that comes through.
It’s quite clear just how much these magnificent birds have captured your hearts and we feel extremely privileged to have been able to share such spectacular – although sometimes upsetting – footage with you.
Sadly, we have lost our third chick now, and so just the one remains in the nest box. However, this in itself – considering the horrendous weather we had on Sunday – is a truly inspirational story, and we really hope that the final chick continues to grow and will eventually fledge the nest successfully.
The signs are, at this stage, looking promising, as the chick has been feeding very well, with both Mr and Mrs P have been making regular appearances with food. We will monitor its progress closely, and we know that you will too.
Thank you once again for your really kind words of support and encouragement, it has been much appreciated.
Nottingham Trent University